Mary Jane Rimmer-Doherty, 81

Apr 6, 2024

Mary Jane Rimmer-Doherty, 81, of Mattapoisett died March 30, 2024 at Sippican Health Care Center surrounded by her family.

She was the wife of James M. Doherty.

Born and raised in New Bedford, the daughter of the late J. Clinton and M. Annita (Rogers) Rimmer, she lived in Mattapoisett most of her life.

Mary Jane graduated from St. Anne's School of Nursing and later received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Salve Regina University.

She was formerly employed as an E.M.T. with the Town of Mattapoisett for over 20 years until her retirement.

Mary Jane enjoyed traveling throughout the Caribbean Islands and Europe and spent many winters at her place in Stuart, FL with her husband Jim.

She enjoyed gardening, knitting and making Nantucket baskets.

Her family would like to thank the staff at Sippican Health Care Center and at the Saunders-Dwyer Home For Funerals.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Hans Doherty of Naples, FL; 3 sisters, Margaret Ferreira of Mattapoisett, Susan Desnoyers of New Bedford and Martha Simmons of Fairhaven; 2 grandchildren, Althea and Owen; and several nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Anne Motta.

Her Funeral Service and burial at the Massachusetts National Cemetery will be private. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett. For online guestbook, visit